TRIO Upward Bound Tutor/Mentor - Casual Temp

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Classification:Temporary Clerical
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 73
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

TRIO Upward Bound is seeking student tutor/mentors. Tutor/mentors are not expected to teach subject matter in a classroom setting, but act as subject area resources on specific areas of student inquiry while modeling and promoting effective study skills and habits.


Position: TRIO Upward Bound Tutor/Mentor

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded TRIO program that serves 120 limited income and potential first-generation college students at Bartlett and West High Schools (60 students at each school). The program's mission is to assist students toward the goal of entering and completing postsecondary education. UB tutor/mentors will primarily work in one of the high schools during the after school tutoring component, which takes place Tuesdays-Thursdays, 2-4pm. Tutors are expected to act as subject area resources on specific areas of student inquiry while modeling and promoting effective study skills and habits. Tutor/mentors will not only help with academic subjects but serve as informal mentors to students as they learn about the college-going process.

The position reports directly to UB staff and will tutor/mentor students by assisting them with basic instruction, subject-specific content, study skills and general college information. UB tutor/mentors may be asked to assist at workshops or study groups and/or assist with data reporting regarding tutoring. 

These positions will provide tutoring primarily in high school math, English, writing, and/or science courses. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Position requires mastery of the subject material to be tutored in. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal skills, and experience working with youth from diverse populations. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision with high school students of varying abilities. Good computer skills are required. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references with your application. The review process for applications will be ongoing and will continue until all open positions are filled.

Successful Candidates must consent to a third party background check and all results must be satisfactory as determined by the University.  Preference will be given to students eligible for federal work study.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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